In May we are reading our first Young Adult book, Lois Lowry’s The Giver. Written in 1993, and the recipient of the Newbury Medal, this book was instrumental in my journey as a reader. It was the first book that taught me that books could not only be important or meaningful, but that they could also be enjoyable to read.
The Giver is a haunting story about “…twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.”
We will be discussing this episode on the podcast on Wednesday, May 27th. There will be spoilers, so make sure you’ve read the book before you tune in.
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